Ready to bust out after a long, hard winter (that isn’t over yet–oh, April, always with the snowstorms) and celebrate what’s going on in the neighborhood? Mark your calendars, because the Our Lincoln Park Neighborhood Celebration is coming up on Saturday, May 3 from 10-2 at Clyde Iron Works! This free event welcomes all Lincoln Park residents, or potential residents, to explore neighborhood services, engage in planning revitalization efforts, and connect with other neighborhood residents. Events and entertainment include a kids’ stage and art area, Zumba, boxing, bike safety, and an appearance by the Denfeld robotics team. All attendees will be entered for door prizes from neighborhood businesses and will have the opportunity to participate in presentations about saving energy, buying a home, and family events. Upcoming neighborhood planning projects will also be presented. Free food tastings will be provided from Lincoln Park area vendors along with a sample of this year’s community vegetable, beans! Link: https://www.ourlincolnpark.com/home/planning/olp-celebration/
Did you know the Duluth Parks and Recreation department has virtual tours available for various scenic spots around the city? From Leif Erikson Park to Skyline Parkway, these panoramas are a great way of experiencing some of Duluth’s most beautiful places without having to deal with the slushy mud. This tour of Lincoln Park looks like it was created on a crisp early fall day–there are a few yellow leaves falling into Miller Creek. Visit here, then click “virtual tours home” at the upper right to find out where you can go next.
How do you use the park, and what time of year is your favorite for a visit?
“There’s nothing to do in Duluth!”
For those of us planning and promoting events, that statement could not be further from the truth. Duluth is starting to come alive again [now that we’re thawing out!] and there are many opportunities to get out and experience all that our unique city has to offer. The best part is that all of these events are extremely affordable or even free!!
April 13 and May 18 – Zeitgeist Family Concert Series at Teatro Zuccone downtown – Bring the whole family for some great music and performances for only $5 a ticket. Each performance begins at 3:30 pm and lasts just long enough to keep the interest of even the smallest child. All proceeds go to support arts programming in the Duluth School District, and the concerts will also help to connect you to local art and music teachers if you feel inspired! You can buy tickets and get more information at www.ZeitgeistArts.com.
April 19 – Egg-Splosion!! Join Northern Expressions Arts Collective and Rock Hill Community Church for a day of Easter fun at Harrison Park/Community Center! We will feature a light breakfast, an Easter story craft, an egg dyeing contest, and our 2nd annual EGG LAUNCH!! That’s right – after we color eggs, we will launch them out into the field with wrist rockets and watch them EGG-SPLODE! All activities are free of charge and take place anytime between 10am and 1pm that day.
April 24 – In the Park – After Dark: All Things Beans – Northern Expressions Arts Collective, the Fair Food Access Committee and One Vegetable, One Community are working together for a GIGANTIC family event that is all Duluth’s 2014 Vegetable of the Year! Cook and sample recipes, do an art project with beans, and learn a little bit about how to grow your own beans as well. This special evening takes place at our usual In the Park – After Dark time at Harrison Community Center (5:30 – 7:30 pm), is for the whole family, and is free of charge.
More events are planned in the area throughout the summer in the Lincoln Park and West Duluth areas – stop by here often and check the calendar. Step away from the t.v., get outside and meet your neighbors and enjoy this wonderful neighborhood we live in!!